Did my eggs die?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dawink, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. dawink

    dawink Just Hatched

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    Today marks day 21 and I just couldn't help myself and I candled at least 10 eggs that I knew were fertile and I would say the top half of them are dark but I still see clear fluid down below the halfway mark.

    At this point if I would candle it shouldn't the whole thing be dark
     
  2. dawink

    dawink Just Hatched

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  3. draag80

    draag80 Out Of The Brooder

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    At day 21 the egg should be dark and you should not be able to see through. Either the eggs were not fertile or the embryo died in early stages of incubation. Don't loose heart. It happens. The conditions must not had been ideal for incubation.

    However, the aircell seems to be ok. Try candling from some other angle and see what it looks like. Keep the torch at the pointed end.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017
  4. dawink

    dawink Just Hatched

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    Yeah the air cells are OK, I always candle from the Aircell side just for the picture this gave the best result I actually just float tested all 25 of them and even the ones that look like that float tested OK I did find three that I do have live babies in so they gave me a little bit a little bit a hope.but all the other ones looked exactly like this egg wear that ring is about the same spot
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017

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